With an equivalent focal length, in 35mm terms, of 29-320mm, the Canon EF-S 18-200 f3.5-5.6 IS lens offers an 11x zoom range and is a powerful and lightweight alternative to carrying multiple lenses.
The EF-S 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6 IS is designed exclusively for use with Canon EOS Digital SLR cameras featuring the EF-S lens mount – including the EOS 50D, EOS 1000D, EOS 450D, as well as earlier models.
The 4-stop Optical Image Stabiliser means that the lens can be hand held in low light conditions whilst the UD and aspherical elements will return high quality images in every shooting environment.
Canon EF-S 18-200 f 3.5-5.6 IS Lens - High quality optics
The EF-S 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6 IS features a 16 element, 12 group construction, which includes UD and aspherical lens elements, minimising chromatic aberration and ensuring crisp, corner-to-corner detail across the zoom range. A close focusing distance of just 45cm offers photographers total framing flexibility.
Canon EF-S 18-200 f 3.5-5.6 IS Lens - 4-stop Image Stabilizer
A Canon 4-stop optical Image Stabilizer, which has been specially designed for the lens' specific focal length range, counteracts the image blur that can occur when shooting handheld, or at slow shutter speeds. Automatic panning detection ensures effective performance when tracking moving subjects. Plus, because the IS system is based in the lens, results are visible through the viewfinder during framing.
Canon EF-S 18-200 f 3.5-5.6 IS Lens - No flare or ghosting
Reflection from a digital camera's image sensor can cause flare and ghosting. To suppress this, the EF-S 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6 IS uses optics treated with Canon's patented Super Spectra coatings. Thus, the Canon EF-S 18-200 f 3.5-5.6 IS Lens delivers crisp, undistorted images with natural colour balance.